This show was originally titled "Wake as Trauermarsch (Trout Mask)". On further consideration, it was reluctantly conceded that it should really be "Trauermarsch (Trout Mask) as Finnegans Wake Replica". Time is of course a "spherical constant" (Frank Zappa) but some dots on the curve (like James Joyce and Captain Beefheart) are so close that they may as well be on a straight line, and Finnegans Wake DID precede the Captain's post-war masterpiece. On the other hand, Out To Lunch would not wish to prevent those who - losing their timely selves in these Einsteinian universes of sounds and words - find multiple examples of Van Vliet "influencing" Joyce ...
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